|Short Name:||William Gardiner|
|Full Name:||Gardiner, William, 1770-1853|
Born: March 15, 1770, Leicester, England.
Died: November 16, 1853, Leicester, England.
Buried: Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester, England.
Pseudonym: W. G. Leicester.
Gardiner’s musical gift showed itself early: At age six, he sang a solo at the wedding of his friend’s father. He later learned to play the piano and viola, and as a teenager wrote a march for troops returning from war in America. As his musical tastes matured, he became an admirer of Beethoven and Haydn. He became a member of the Historical Institute in Paris in 1843. His works include:
Sacred Melodies from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, Adapted to the Best English Poets and Appropriated to the Use of the British Church (London: 1812-15)
Music and Friends, 1836